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The Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students

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The Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students

The Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students was established in 1991 for San Francisco State and San Jose State University students to receive a quality education in pursuit of a professional career in business, humanities, arts, and the sciences.  After Mr. Schoettler’s death in 2001, the California State University received a $4.8 million bequest from his estate to expand the existing financial aid program for legally blind students to all 23 CSU campuses. Mr. Schoettler, who was blind the last eight years of his life, was a businessman from Mountain View, California.

Forty-two scholarships of $6,500 each will be awarded for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Applicants must currently have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale during the academic year in which the award is received.

Applicants must be currently enrolled as a full-time equivalent CSU undergraduate or graduate student in any major field and must remain a full-time equivalent CSU student during the academic year in which the award is received.

Applicants must be legally blind and provide verification from a physician which includes the best corrected visual acuity notations.

Applications are available through the campus Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Offices should provide information about the availability of this scholarship to the Disabled Student Services Office. Financial Aid Offices should also consider reaching out to organizations such as the California Association of Blind Students, local Centers for the Blind, or the California Council of the Blind. The Financial Aid Office on each campus may nominate as many candidates as they would like for consideration for the scholarships.

Completed applications submitted by the campus Financial Aid Office to the CSU Foundation must include the following:

  • Applicant Information form
  • Calculation of Unmet Financial Need (found at the bottom of the Applicant Information form)
  • Grade Point Average (found at the bottom of the Applicant Information form)
  • Physician’s verification of legal blindness, which includes the best corrected visual acuity notations
  • A brief Personal Statement describing their background, personal achievements, challenges they have encountered, educational pursuits and goals and aspirations for the future
  • A completed Application Checklist

Selections and nominations for the 2012-2013 academic year are due May 21, 2012.

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